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    Job Title

    Research Fellow (Selection Scale)

    Job Family


    Number of Positions

     03 UR

    Salary and Other Emoluments

    • Currently, equivalent to Pay Level 13 in 7th CPC (Rs. 123100/- Rs. 215900/-)

    On-Campus Accommodation

    • Residential accommodation is available at MP-IDSA.
    • In case, accommodation is not provided, HRA will be permissible




    • For a three years term including a probation period of initial six months from the date of joining the Institute
    • Fresh Fellowship maybe granted, if applied for and subject to suitability assessed by the Institute.  However, this will not confer any right of permanence.

    Age Limit

    Not more than 50 years as on 30 June 2023

    (This restriction is not applicable to current MP-IDSA employees applying for the post.)

    Not more than 56 years on 30 June 2023, in case of retired Armed forces / Indian Coast Guard and CAPF Officers.

    Educational and Professional Qualifications


    • Ph.D. or M.Phil. or Master’s degree with at least Second Division,  in Social Sciences and allied fields such as public policy, international relations, strategic affairs, development studies with a minimum research experience of 07, 10 or 13 years respectively


    • The above is the minimum qualification. Candidates with longer research experience and better educational qualification.
    • Candidates who have completed the doctorate degree in a related subject and have published peer- reviewed work of high order
    • Candidates with requisite work and research experience in think tanks, research institutes or universities

    Overall Purpose and Role

    • Shall be associated with the nominated Centre, will contribute ideas for the enhancement of techniques or methodologies for research at the Institute and is expected to take significant initiatives in the centre’s work, besides her/his own core research

    Job Description*

    Follow Institute work norms as defined in “Fellowship Rules 2011” of the Institute, is a combination of the following:

    • Publication of Books/ Monograph
    • Presentation and publication of Research Papers in peer reviewed journals.
    • Publishing policy brief/ issue brief, book review, web commentary, op-ed, articles, essays, occasional papers, book chapters etc.
    • Accrue credit points as per quantification table
    • Organising round tables, workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings under the aegis of the Centre/ Institute.
    • Carrying out research activities related to own area of research.
    • Projects undertaken by the Institute.
    • Any other task assigned by the Institute.

    Desired Skill-Set

    • Keen interest in analysing current national and international affairs in the related area
    • Provide leadership to younger scholars
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to attend to detail
    • Work under strict timelines
    • Pro-active
    • Flair for team work

    Documents Required

    • Prescribed Form (As per link of Google Form at
    • Covering Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Research Proposal (maximum 2000 words) as per format of the Institute (format available at Research Proposal submitted in any other format are liable to be rejected.
    • Two letters of references (not applicable to internal candidates)
    • Two published (single authored) writing samples (Research papers/ articles in refereed journals)
    • No Objection Certificate in original, in case applicant is employed in any Government Department / autonomous body.
    • List of Books/ Monographs/ Papers/ Articles published

    Mode of Application

    As per Google Form (

    Last Date of Application

    • Application MUST REACH by 05:00 PM on 30 June 2023
    • Institute will not be responsible for the technical issues with internet

    General Information

    • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews at MP-IDSA, Delhi
    • Certificates in original are to be produced in support of educational and age eligibility (and category, if applicable) at the time of interview.
    • Education qualification will be calculated as on last date of submission of application.
    • Shortlisted outstation candidates will be paid AC- III tier rail fare on production of tickets, by the shortest route
    • The Institute reserves the right to increase/ decrease the number of positions (category wise) as also fill or not to fill any or all the positions advertised, based on the Institute’s requirements.
    • The Institute reserves the right to offer a higher/lower position to a candidate who has been interviewed, based on his /her aptitude and Institute’s requirement, proviso to the required vacancy existing at the Institute (category wise), on the date of interview, and the candidate’s consent.
    • The Institute reserves the right to cancel recruitment at any stage without assigning any reason.
    • The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. Where the number of applications received in response to an advertisement is large and it will not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates, the Institute, at its discretion, may restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications / experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement and other academic achievements and feedback on past performance
    • The Institute reserves the right to modify/withdraw/cancel any communication made to the candidate(s) at any stage in the process of selection in case any inadvertent mistake is detected even after issue of appointment letter.
    • The Institute reserves the right to alter/insert any corrections/additions in the advertisement/ website in the event of any typographical error etc. before the last date prescribed for the receipt of applications, for which the candidates are advised to be in the lookout for announcements on the Institute’s website under ‘Join Us’ tab.
    • MP-IDSA reserves the right to relax the prescribed qualifications for candidates found more suitable for the position with relevant experience and expertise in the specified field.
    • The certificates (including those of reserved categories) will be subject to verification/reverification as may be decided by the competent authority, as per prevailing Government guidelines.
    • PwD candidates applying against UR vacancies are allowed age relaxation as applicable to UR (PwD) only.
    • In case a candidate joins the Institute accepting the Terms and Conditions contained herein, she/he will be required to give an undertaking in writing that she/he will not apply for any appointment or course, part-time or full-time, without obtaining the written permission from the competent authority of the Institute. Also, while in service of the Institute, she/he will not engage in any trade or business or undertake any other full-time or part- time appointment.
    • The selected candidate shall be subjected to other rules and regulations as applicable to MP-IDSA Scholars and Staff

    *The job description/ duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature of the role. The duties and responsibilities and the balance between the elements in the role may change or vary over time depending on the specific needs of the Institute at a specific point in time or due to changing needs of the Centre. Candidates should note that there may not be an immediate requirement to carry out all the activities.